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Old 09-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #16
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Default Re: How did boxing become popular in Mexico & Latin America in general?

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No offense, but you're stereotyping, even though you don't intend to. Latin Machismo has its roots in patriarchy, which pervade every society, but it's not a personal characteristic embedded in every Latin male spanning across countries and generations. Soccer is still the most popular sport throughout the region, and in some, baseball takes precedence; hardly tests of life-and-death struggle. Machismo may have a role in how we fight, but not necessarily why we watch. Eastern Europeans, Brits, the Irish, the Germans, and Southeast Asians all have their fistic masses of spectators as well.
I know it's not. I never said it was genetic, nor did I intend to. I just pointed out the manliness of boxing as a revered cultural aspect, that's all.
Socio-economic conditions figure heavily as well, be it Latin America, Eastern Europe, England, Ireland, Germany, Southeast Asia or the USA.

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Old 09-10-2012, 04:05 AM   #17
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Where i come from , if a man tried 2 make a move on my sister , d next thing me and all of my brothers surround his house and attacked , then we'd take his head and hang it above our doorstep so every guest , spectator or a passing by person will know that our family and our father has respect .

In my village , d more heads r hanging above and near a family's doorstep , d more respect it has , and d more it gets 4 marrying its daughters if it has any at all .
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